The most up-to-date bus timetables for West Berkshire and the surrounding area, effective from May 2024, can be found by clicking here.

The new long-awaited bus service linking Donnington Heights (and possibly Shaw Valley) with Newbury Wharf via Love Lane is pencilled in to begin in the autumn of 2024. In the meantime, the bus routes which currently run through the parish are:

Route 1 Jet Black: Newbury to Reading, frequent service – picks up at Coachman’s Court before turning into Kiln Road at Shaw Bridge (pages 6 to 13 incl. in the timetable). Daily service (including Sundays).

Route 1e: The late night service between Newbury and Thatcham – also picks up at Coachman’s Court before turning into Kiln Road at Shaw Bridge (pages 18 + 19 in the timetable). Friday + Saturday evenings only.

Routes 6 + 6A: Newbury via Castle P.H. or Shaw Cemetery to the Ilsleys (pages 34 + 35 in the timetable). Service on 6 days per week (not Sundays). The 08:00 service from Shaw Cemetery extends to serve Newbury College and Park House School on school days only; however, there is no direct return service in the afternoons.

Route X34: Buses from Newbury Wharf to Harwell Campus and Didcot Parkway Station call at the Vodafone Roundabout in each direction. There is an approximately hourly service (Mondays – Saturdays) between early morning and mid-evening. See pages 54 to 57 of the timetable.

Community Connect: The new on-demand minibus service replaces the withdrawn Route 5 service. It will pick passengers up in the Shaw-cum-Donnington area and take them to anywhere in the Newbury area, between 0830 and 1900 Mondays – Fridays only. Tel. 01635-519650 or see pages 74 + 75 in the timetable.

Community Connect CCA: This service links the Downlands villages and the south of Newbury, once a day in each direction (Mondays – Friday only). It picks up at Donnington Square at 08:00 and takes passengers directly to Newbury College, Park House School and St. Bart’s School, returning in the afternoons. See page 76 in the timetable.

More travel information can be found on the West Berkshire Council website.

Useful bus maps of the local area can be found on pages 104 – 107 incl. of the timetable.